In The Mix


The Mist finally clears

AFTER WEEKS of trying, I finally got a chance to see what Club Mist was all about last weekend. Located above the old King's Bakery on South King, the nightspot offers two pretty spacious rooms for party people to get their drink and dance on.

From what I understand, Friday nights at Club Mist are geared toward the hip-hop crowd while Saturdays are for people more into dance or house music (the club will play host to the second night of Coastal Collective 2003 this weekend). When I walked in around 11 p.m. Friday, the place wasn't too crowded, but a bouncer gave me the scoops -- Club Mist usually doesn't start bumping until well after midnight ...

OVER AT PIPELINE, things were getting pretty freaky by the time Sunday night rolled around. Rick Rock gets things started every weekend with "Foreplay Fridays," a nice mix of cheap drinks, good-looking ladies and solid beats from DJs Wu-Chang and Taktik. Since Monday was a holiday, Rock teamed up with MasterMind Productions to throw a "College Night Orgy." I didn't see anything X-rated at the club, but it's always entertaining to watch women drop it like it's hot on stage ...

SUNDAY NIGHT ALSO brought "hip-hop with class" to the top of the Ilikai Hotel; the Architechs and 2tight Entertainment helped Kicks celebrate their first anniversary during "Heaven" at Sarento's. It was a classy affair -- all the ladies were dressed to impress, and more than a few guys wore suits to this party.

Although there was a bit of a wait to get up to the restaurant (there's only one elevator available), it was worth it once you got upstairs. For someone who can't afford to eat at Sarento's too often, it was nice to get up there and check out the sweeping views of Waikiki while enjoying a couple of drinks and the intelligent hip-hop offerings of DJ Delve in the main room. A second room at "Heaven" featured talented DJ Compose from the Nocturnal Sound Krew.

According to the Architechs' Blaise Sato, "Heaven" was a one-time-only event. Plans are in the works, however, to get a monthly party started at the restaurant by spring. My only suggestion would be to do something about the drinks at Sarento's -- I paid $6.50 for a watered-down Jack and Coke in one of the smallest plastic cups I've ever been served ...

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